Accommodating single parents at work
Employers like to have more notice so they can plan."Just go ahead and put it all out there.Be realistic about what you need from the beginning," she says.She successfully began employment with SMS Equipment Inc. Her children were less than 1 years old and 5 years old at the time.After her evening shift on November 8, 2012 she requested that she be put on straight day shifts as she was finding it “a bit difficult” take care of her children’s needs and work night shift.'"Having frequent unexcused absences Tolerance for unexcused absences -- absences without a doctor's note or a call to say you won't be coming in -- varies widely by employer.
To qualify for FMLA, you must have worked for at least one year for an employer that has 50 or more employees."The issue of caring for an elderly parent or a family member with a serious illness is more common than you might think.
Rather it boldly asserted that she failed to “self-accommodate” meaning she should have taken steps to have the fathers be involved in the child care or somehow get financial assistance for excessive child care costs.
It also argued that to accommodate her would open the “floodgates” of child care accommodation requests.
Once it's no longer predictable, it's no longer convenient.
They have to know who is in the office on what days at what times," she says.